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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Aug 4, 2011 8:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Do You Like About The 80's ?

I hear ya Cliff. It is, certainly a bit of an exaggeration. More so trying to emphasize brent's role in his years. Though, I think he was number 5 behind Jerry, Bobby, Phil and Bill. (idk if I'd say that for brent).

Anyway though, wanna link me to something particular? Im still mostly a fall 72 head, of which many recordings dont capture keith. 10-21-72 would be one.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Aug 4, 2011 9:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Do You Like About The 80's ?

Just about every performance of Dark Star and The Other One on the Europe '72 tour is marvelous, and not in small part from Keith's contribution.

I would recommend the Tivolis Dark Star on 4/17/72. Keith really shines:

Also the Dark Star in Hamburg on 4/29/72 features some great play by Keith:

You certainly need to check out the Truckin'/Other One Jam in Newcastle on 4/11/72. Brilliant Jazz piano by Keith:

And of course the post drums segement of the Other One from London on 5/26/72. One of Keith's shining moments with the band:

While I'd have to agree that Brent's introduction certainly revitalized the band. I'd be surprised if you would not concede Keith's superior musicianship after listening to his contributions during what might have been his peak with the Grateful Dead.